Buyer

Specific Location
Edinburgh

Division
East Scotland

Hours of Work
8.45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Brand
Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
09 September 2018

Buyer

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Responsible to: Buying Manager

 

WHAT WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR?

  • Preparation of all procurement duties and exercises.
  • Be aware of new materials to the market which would assist the business.
  • Schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general Suppliers, optimising cost and quality.
  • Attend internal pre-start meetings and team meetings as required.
  • Check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification. Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/Technical department.
  • Ensure correct specifications are being used.
  • Produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites as required and review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded.
  • Produce schedules for material enquiries, sending to suppliers and costing and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct, prior to placing the respective orders.
  • Project and report material cost increases as they arise.
  • Assist Commercial team in providing material costs as and when required for incorporation into valuation meetings.
  • Maintain and issue Monthly Plant Allocation Report to Division.
  • Creation, maintenance and distribution of Project Pipeline Lists, including Site Contact Lists to Supply Chain.
  • Regular updating and maintenance of requisition register.
  • Resolve invoice queries with the Finance department.
  • Carry out material on site checks and produce reports as required.
  • Attend site as required to ensure there are no problems with supplies/materials, and maintain strong relationships with Construction teams.
  • Raising Office, Sales & Marketing and Customer Care orders.
  • Regular engagement meetings with Supply Chain to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Regular feedback of Supply Chain to assist in performance reporting.
  • Maintenance of Site specific Procurement Schedules.
  • Supporting and promoting Group Supply Chain Agreements where applicable
  • Additional Procurement duties as deemed necessary/instructed by the Buying Manager/Senior Buyer.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or higher is desired but not essential.
  • Carrying a current, valid CSCS card would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Numerate with attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets.
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised.
  • Works to deliver high standards.
  • Strong IT skills, including working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment. Experience of working with Coins would be advantageous.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent telephone skills.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE BENEFITS PACKAGE?

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday + 9 public
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Sharesave Scheme

 

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